Millie Bright's dipping strike helped to clinch the Community Shield for Chelsea with a 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Saturday when women's football resumed in England after a six-month, pandemic-enforced absence.
The centre-back produced a moment of quality in the 66th minute from outside the penalty area after striker Sam Kerr squandered four chances for the Super League champions. The breakthrough came four minutes after City had Jill Scott sent off when she received a second booking for a sliding challenge on Ji So-Yun.
Erin Cuthbert powered the second goal into the roof of the net in the second minute of stoppage time at Wembley Stadium where no fans could attend due to coronavirus restrictions.
- GOAL! Cuthbert seals the win
- GOAL! Millie Bright scores for Chelsea
- RED CARD: Jill Scott sent off for City
- Chelsea XI: Eriksson captains Blues
- Man City XI: Mewis on the bench
Date, time and venue
Chelsea vs Man City is scheduled for a 12:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
The match will be played behind closed doors at Wembley with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised live on free-to-air television on BBC One.
Live stream: The match can also be streamed live through BBC iPlayer and via the BBC Sport website.
Chelsea and City have named strong sides. Magdalena Eriksson skippers the Blues at Wembley, while USWNT international Sam Mewis starts on the bench for Steph Houghton-captained City.
Chelsea XI: Berger, Bright, Ingle, Leupolz, Ji, Reiten, Kirby, Eriksson, Mjelde, Kerr, Andersson
Subs: Telford, Blundell, Thorisdottir, Carter, Spence, Cuthbert, Charles, Fleming, England
Man City XI: Roebuck, Stokes, Bonner, Houghton, Scott, Kelly, Stanway, Morgan, Hemp, Weir, Walsh
Subs: Bardsley, Benameur-Taieb, Campbell, Coombs, Beckie, Park, White, Mewis
A 3-3 scoreline between these two last February bodes well for goals on Saturday afternoon - we will learn towards a narrow 2-1 Chelsea win.
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